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Monsoon 2021: How you can stay safe this rainy season

KARACHI: Where the current monsoon season has turned the weather of the country pleasant, it has also wreaked havoc causing a great deal of inconvenience to the citizens.

Roads are already flooded and citizens are suffering from power cuts.

As rain continues to lash several cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, here are some precautionary steps to help you stay safe

  • Steer clear of downed power lines as they are not safe to touch, nor to be near.
  • Keep children away from power sockets.
  • Do not touch electrical appliances with wet hands or when barefoot.
  • Do not ring the doorbell with wet hands.
  • Stay away from trees, electrical poles and transformers during rainy and windy weather.
  • Install portable generators separately from service connection.
  • Isolate entire office electrical service lines before switching on the generator.

Citizens should also adhere to the following tips to drive safely in the rain:

  • Slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather.
  • Stay toward the middle lanes – water tends to pool in the outer lanes.
  • Drive on the tracks of a vehicle ahead of you.
  • Don’t follow large trucks or buses too closely. Their tiers splash water that ultimately obstructs your vision.
  • Be more alert . Watch out for brake lights in front of you.
  • Turn your headlights on even in a light rain, or in gloomy, foggy or overcast conditions.
  • Replace old or brittle wipers.
  • Avoid off-road driving.
  • Never drive beyond the limits of visibility.
  • Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground through it; your car could be swept off the road.
  • When driving through a puddle of uncertain depth, go slow. If it’s deeper than the bottom of your doors, turn around and find another route.
  • If possible, stay off the road during heavy thunderstorms.
  • If possible, go for car pool approach.

Prince George makes ruthless comment about Kate’s football skills: ‘You are so rubbish!’

Prince George attended the Euro2020 final, that saw England clashing with Italy, along with parents Prince William and Kate Middleton on Sunday. 

Although Italy lifted the winning trophy, unearthed reports reveal  George made an unkind comment about the Duchess of Cambridge’s football skills in the past.

In 2019,  Kate played some football with a group of children at the Windsor Park football stadium during her royal visit to Northern Ireland.

The Duchess said her skills are not as good as her son’s, saying that she should have picked up some tips from him.

She claimed her firstborn often tells her, “Mummy, you’re so rubbish!”

During the gme, at one point, William also warned teammates, “Look out! She goes for the ankles.”

The Duke sent best wishes to the English team ahead of the finale. “I can’t really believe this is happening. So exciting and I just wish you the very best of luck.

“You bring out the very best of England and we are all behind you. The whole country is behind you. So, bring it home,” William said.

Fazl says PTI govt will soon meet its logical end

MANSEHRA: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said the government has failed at all fronts and time is not far when it would meet its logical end.

“The political parties’ joint struggle from the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) platform to dislodge this government is gaining momentum and the time is not far when our peaceful struggle will meet with success,” he said while speaking to reporters here on Sunday.

The JUI chief earlier addressed a condolence reference for his party’s central leader Maulana Ghulam Nabi Shah, who had passed away after a protracted illness recently. He said though the Pakistan People’s Party had quit the PDM but he hoped the rest of the parties, which were part of the alliance, could dislodge Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government through a joint struggle being waged against it.

“I am sure that none of the successive general elections held in this country since 1947 were free and impartial and this is why the role of establishment couldn’t be brought to an end,” the Maulana said.

He said people should rise up for ensuring free and impartial elections and support the PDM in dislodging the PTI government which, he said, had been brought into power by the establishment.

The Maulana said that PDM’s recent public show in Swat was an eye-opener for the government.

“We are going to hold history’s biggest public gathering in Karachi on Independence Day and will reveal our future strategy to oust this government,” he added.

The JUI chief said that pre-poll rigging by the PTI in the election for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s legislative assembly was at its peak as almost all electables from various political parties were being forced to join the ruling party.

“We will never allow the government to have such a friendship with the United States which could affect our relations with China,” he said.

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